‼️TO MASK OR NOT TO MASK‼️

‼️ 𝓣𝓞 𝓜𝓐𝓢𝓚 𝓞𝓡 𝓝𝓞𝓣 𝓣𝓞 𝓜𝓐𝓢𝓚‼️

To mask or not to mask

I ask myself of this

With Hamlet in my head

This is really serious

So many particles

The air does float within

And though we do not see

We continued to breathe in

So many busy places

We use to join the crowd

We humans need some others

It use to be allowed

And then we were shown

And after that were told

To stop all interaction

And wear a face contraption

So inside we did stay

And learned about the virus

As silly as it seems

Don’t touch those around us

Unless we used a chemical

And washed profusely

I used my soap and water

It always worked for me

I think of all the windows

And faces looking out

I think of all the yelling

And children’s live’s without

I think of all the workers

Who lost the way to pay

The bills are piling up

They keep building every day

I think of all the staff

Who never left their post

The healthcare personnel

To them we owe the most

There’s others that agree

That other workers too

All essential service

To help mankind get through

And now we are given

Information in our homes

Internet, computers

TV and telephones

New habits have been formed

And lifestyles they’ve become

We all need protection

To do or not is questioned

#PaulaG

‼️THE COVID TIMES‼️

It is a first

To many now

What will last

And will allow

What was life

Like before

From now on

Who wants more

Many babes

Born today

Will never know

The old work day

History marked

By a time

What just happened

Blows my mind

The life and style

How it changes

Pandemic power

Rearranges

What was life

Medieval crimes

For life ahead

The Covid times

Inspiration

We all find

In each other

Who are kind

A baking class

Online courses

Music lessons

The web resources

What is your thought

When I ask you

What is a library

Will they be through

A place to go

And share a page

But now online

And do engage

I too worry

And still stress

With how the world

Responds to this

To not care

Without love

Indifference here

Must dispose of

Up and down

Here we go

The wings of time

They will show

Remember though

How long it takes

Inside you stayed

And had to wait

If you found

Some happiness

Take it forward

Learn from this

#PaulaG

‼️FAMILY CLOUT‼️

‼️𝙁𝘼𝙈𝙄𝙇𝙔 𝘾𝙇𝙊𝙐𝙏‼️

To the one
We first met
Inside her body
We were kept

To the man
We first loved
Who held our hands
This I think of

To the siblings
Out they came
Shared our homes
And our name

To the parents
And the uncles
Aunties too
With their bundles

Cousins close
And some so far
Other lands
To far by car

We do look up
And figure out
If we were blood
Without a doubt

Family secrets
We all have them
Some we find
There’s other kin

If we keep searching
We keep finding
Then there’s those
Who have no binding

Separated,
Torn away
Unfaithful loves
Result this way

Family units
Defined for you
Are the family
That is not true

There are people
Who you live with
Then there’s people
Your life you’d give

A family where
You love and trust
Other people
Is a must

What is blood
You cannot change
But who you love
Can be arranged

No piece of paper
Or a name
Has any clout
In heart’s domain

Be grateful to
The blood that loves you
Honour those
Whose blood they give you

#PaulaG

In honour of International Family Day‼️

‼️AFTER THIS IS OVER‼️

‼️𝘼𝙁𝙏𝙀𝙍 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙎 𝙄𝙎 𝙊𝙑𝙀𝙍‼️

To every single human
I share with all my heart
For every single thought
There has to be a start

What makes us think beyond
The world that we live in
All the love and joy
And every single sin

We all have a view
And only some will share
It happens every second
Conversations are out there

Every word that’s uttered
Is valued by the speaker
Some are most profound
While others are the weaker

In our minds we are alone
We search and look around
Looking hard to find
We seek a common ground

Something to hold onto
Something to believe
Something to give reason
Something to achieve

We need a solid base
A foundation where to stand
Some are afraid to lose
And fear change to understand

What works for other beings
May not work well with you
Everyone is different
Your life is needed too

Sometimes we need a rest
From leading in ourselves
A time to take a break
And let others lead as well

The thing that makes it smart
Is knowing you have will
Not everyone is climbing
Up the same big hill

The cracks along the way
Will allow you to slow down
As long as you keep going
It’s not over when you frown

Everyone’s a climber
Not everyone can climb
In humanity together
We have to stand in line

There is a time to process
And understand it all
Accepting there are moments
From this climb that we will fall

Expect to lose your grip
Anticipate the fall
This is where you learn
And find you most of all

Everyone is climbing
Some are in a rush
Just let them be
They too will learn from this

After this is over
What will happen next
Does it make a difference
If no lesson here did fix

So if I were to say
And address Humanity
After this is over
Did I become a better me?

#PaulaG

‼️IMPRISONS YOU‼️

‼️𝙄𝙈𝙋𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙊𝙉𝙎 𝙔𝙊𝙐‼️

Sometimes we say

What we don’t mean

We say some words

That are obscene

For when we speak

Those words to others

Inside our heads

Opposing mutters

There starts a fight

Inside of you

And possibly

Outside you too

If meant in kind

Could it be good

If you do lie

For help you should

If meant to charge

And accuse

Won’t a lie

To all abuse

If meant in jest

To spark a laugh

If it’s not true

On whose behalf

If to explain

What isn’t right

What is colour

Without sight

If it supports

Your point of view

Who needs convincing

Me or you

If you insist

You know the answer

What came first

The song or dancer

When you are playing

Or competing

Is it ok

To keep repeating

If what you say

You have to question

What makes a lie

A valued lesson

At times we say

What isn’t true

A lie that’s kind

Can trick you too

The truth is best

To win a fight

Sometimes we lie

To make things right

When you deny

Inside what’s true

The guilt inside

Imprisons you

#PaulaG

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